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Harvest Report: Strong Finish Is in Sight

Categories: Field Reports

We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for the 2014 harvest season. In western Iowa, western Minnesota, South Dakota and southern North Dakota, the corn harvest is more than 50 percent complete, with yields of 160 to 190 bushels per acre. A good share of soybeans also have been harvested, with some of the best yields in Iowa at 60 or more bushels per acre.


The new Case IH Axial-Flow 240 series combines deliver top performance, high-quality grain, simplicity, crop adaptability, matched capacity and top resale values — plus unmatched horsepower in their respective classes. They are equipped with our industry-exclusive Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)-only technology that allows Case IH FPT engines to create more power with an average 10 percent less fuel consumption than comparable Tier 3 models. (more…)

Five Case IH products recently were recognized with prestigious industry awards. (more…)

In 2013, Case IH introduced its Combine Header Center of Excellence, located in Burlington, Iowa. New corn heads and draper heads also were launched. (more…)

Agronomic Design Principles: Harvest Quality

Categories: Agronomic Design

In the sixth installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about what farmers can do to reduce harvest loss.

What are you doing on your farm to try to reduce harvest loss? (more…)

As harvest season concludes, we are amazed by the different harvesting conditions across North America. In many areas, yield averages were higher than expected, despite the wet, cold spring that stalled getting crops into the ground followed by a hot, dry summer.

We’d like to hear your harvest report. Tell us about your harvest experience this year. Did yields come in as you anticipated? (more…)

Kevin Knapp provides this season’s final Harvest Report. He is the Case IH Combine Product Specialist for Wisconsin, northern Illinois and eastern Iowa. Look for our summary of the Harvest Reports next week, and tell us how harvest is progressing in your area. (more…)

Axial-Flow Combines Bring More Power to the Field

Case IH has unveiled a new lineup of harvest equipment – the Axial-Flow® 140 series, plus new draper and corn heads. Today’s post focuses on the new Axial-Flow 7140, 6140 and 5140, which are the result of years of engineering, testing and asking operators what they need to get the job done during harvest season. Tomorrow, we’ll feature the enhanced draper heads and corn heads. (more…)

It’s not nearly as serious as what Texas is suffering through, but drought in the Midwest remains moderate to severe, and corn yields are lower. The lack of moisture isn’t critical yet, but it’s getting there, says guest blogger Terry Snack, the Case IH combine product specialist for Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  Born and raised on a farm in east central Illinois, Snack went to work for International Harvester at about the same time the first Axial-Flow combine was introduced 35 years ago. In his three-plus decades with the company, Snack still “lives and breathes” combines.